New Face 2014: Nicolle Lim

Nicolle Lim, 17, likes to discuss politics, current affairs and history with her financial adviser father at the dinner table.

"My dad has always been a storyteller. As I got older, I read up on the things he talks about so I can discuss more with him," she said.

Nicolle's mother is her baking companion.

"My mum's really into pastries, we have our own family recipe for pineapple tarts. My aunt sells them during Chinese New Year."

It's also her mum she talks to about her studies and other interests.

Nicolle said: "She is my lighthouse, guiding me and always supportive of whatever I want to do, whether it's ballet, violin or piano."

Another passion of hers is ice-skating. She tried it first at a shopping mall and has continued ever since.

She explained: "I feel super carefree on ice."

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This year marks The New Paper New Face's 22nd anniversary.

The modelling competition has launched the careers of models, actresses and beauty queens. such as actress Jayley Woo, model Vivien Ong and social media star Velda Tan.

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